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Jachman, Isadore Seigfreid "Izzy"

    Date of birth:
    December 14th, 1922 (Berlin, Germany)
    Date of death:
    January 4th, 1945 (Flamièrge, Belgium)
    Buried on:
    American War Graves Adahs Israel Congregation Cemetery
    Plot: 1. Row: 8. Grave: 40.
    Nationality:
    American (1776 - present, Republic)

    Biography

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Staff Sergeant
    Unit:
    Company B, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army
    Awarded on:
    June 9th, 1950
    "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at Flamièrge, Belgium, on 4 January 1945, when his company was pinned down by enemy artillery, mortar, and small arms fire, 2 hostile tanks attacked the unit, inflicting heavy. casualties. S/Sgt. Jachman, seeing the desperate plight of his comrades, left his place of cover and with total disregard for his own safety dashed across open ground through a hail of fire and seizing a bazooka from a fallen comrade advanced on the tanks, which concentrated their fire on him. Firing the weapon alone, he damaged one and forced both to retire. S/Sgt. Jachman's heroic action, in which he suffered fatal wounds, disrupted the entire enemy attack, reflecting the highest credit upon himself and the parachute infantry"
    Awarded posthumously
    Medal of Honor - Army (MoH)

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Findagrave.com
    • Jordan, Kenneth N., Yesterday’s Heroes, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1996.

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